Integration Through Action
Start date: May 1, 2015,
End date: Dec 31, 2015
Our planned project influenced the participants by motivating and inspiring them to take actions in their local societies. We gave our participants a chance to participate in a professional training that contained the necessary knowledge as well as opportunity for deeper discussion on the topic of Social Rights. We believe that a well selected team of participants gave us a chance to gain unique learning experiences which enabled them after this training, to be able to create greater youth projects in their localities as well as developing Europe wide projects. By these projects ? created by the participants of our project ? the influence focused on multiplication ? through this we will be able to get to a wide group of young people.
The cooperation network, which was created during our training, is one of the key principles that supports the generation of great impact. This network will remain well connected as the network of all participants that can participate at possible future editions of the When Social Meet Rights training course. The impact on the participants will be measured by the follow up projects made by them and also the number of people involved. We will as well send a late questionnaire two months after the training course that will measure the impact on the personality and work of the participants.
Impact on a local community
We want to point out that the main outcome of our training was that it is important to begin from oneself, from our ?own backyard?, from local society. That is why we decided to show ? based on our project ? to show participants how important the real influence on local society is. In terms of having impact on the HOST CITY of Leicester, we met with local Institutions and NGO?s like the Racial Equality Centre, and a Sikh temple. During these meetings, the participants had the opportunities to take a closer examination of examples of good practice, known in these NGOs. It also gave an opportunity to local NGOs to meet new young people, full of enthusiasm and developed potential work together as a number of participants have indicated wanting to further collaborate with the institutions we visited.
The basic information and principles of the Youth in Action/Erasmus plus programmes have been placed on the WEBSITES OF HOST NGOs and widely circulated through social media, especially Facebook and twitter; these organisations have already spent some months working to promote the course and are well known among our promoters.
Awareness of the project has been raised by spreading it into our European networks of promoters and making the ENGO aware of our project. Connected with this promotion is as well the use of yahoo groups and Internet social networks as Facebook, which we used to spread the information.
The promotion of the YiA programme/Erasmus plus was given priority during the seminar with the local key actors. We presented them with the idea of our project and the idea of the YiA programme/Erasmus plus. For the meeting, we invited the local decision-makers to the opening ceremony which will publicise the YiA Programme.
In the programme of the training course, we also made sure that the participants understood its aim, objectives and philosophy. We dedicated a whole session to exploring the youth programme in an entertaining way of using the simulation of an auction. Participants created ideas of projects and had to keep to the rules of YiA. The trainers gave them feedback on their projects. This experience and knowledge gained in this exercise helped to address the participants' needs when planning the future projects on the last day of the training.
The future projects planning sessions on the last day was aimed at having a follow up project that will multiply the experience, the YiA programme impact and make the programme visible during the new projects.
Awareness about the sponsor of the project was guaranteed by placing the logo of the programme on all materials printed, published and spread before, during and after the project.
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